Transition year Christmas trade fairs get students and teachers in Christmas mood

Last week, students from St. Vincents Secondary School and Colaiste Ris held their annual Christmas trade fairs

Last week, students from St. Vincents Secondary School and Colaiste Ris held their annual Christmas trade fairs

THE TY students in St. Vincent’s and Colaiste Ris held their annual Christmas Trade Fairs last week.

15 stands were in place at the St Vincent’s trade fair with various companies selling a range of cards, cupcakes, baked goods and sweets perfect for the Christmas market.

These companies included Candy ‘n’ Cards, The Cupcake Crew, The Rocky Road Pit Stop, Wishful, The Chocolate Express, Cake Pops, TY Hoodies, The SS Factory, Pearlez, Kink no More and Memory Lane.

Students from 2 Catriona also had a stand in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation.

The highlight of the day was the arrival of Colm “The Gooch” Cooper who officially opened the school’s AIB Build a Bank Challenge.

Colm stayed in the school meeting students, getting photos taken and signing autographs for all the girls.

Meanwhile at Colaiste Ris there was a brilliant atmosphere accompanied by prolifically inventive ideas and luscious tasty treats.

‘Pimp My Pad’ was one mini-company with a real entrepreneurial drive who spray painted console controllers. ‘Photo Booth’ captured many of the trade fair’s amusing highlights in their booth and sold trinket key rings of the day. ‘Chocoblog’, ’Sweat Treats ‘and ‘Nom Nom’ offered an array of delicious cupcakes, brownies, ice-creams and other assortments. Over all both trade fairs were a huge success and really got the students and teachers enveloped in the Christmas festivities.